HCAT Quarterly Newsletter
Winter 2016
In This Issue
Message from Your HCAT President
Management Innovations Poster Session at the 2017 Congress on Healthcare Leadership
Forum on Advances in Healthcare Management Research at 2018 Congress on Healthcare Leadership
IFD, ACHE Alliance to Expand Healthcare Internships for Diverse Individuals
ACHE Call for Nominations for the 2018 Slate
Your Career is a Marathon
Announcements from the HCAT Membership and Advancement Committee
Thank you! 2016 Sponsors
Change Management: Supporting Transitioning Teams
New Degree Programs at Eastern Virginia Medical School
HCAT Tidewater Communications Committee
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2016 HCAT Board

Executive Officers:

President: Eric Young, FACHE

President-Elect: Samantha Kern

Treasurer: Vacant

Secretary: Meredith Strand

Past President: Maria Kronenburg

Members at Large:

Kelly W. Brown

Mary K. Cothran, FACHE

John Harding, FACHE

Keith Buckley, FACHE

Leigh Starr, FACHE

Ruth Holmes

Steve Friedrich, FACHE 

Regent - Dolores G. Clement, FACHE  


Message from Your HCAT President
Eric M. Young, FACHE, President

HCAT Members,

I hope this holiday season finds you and your family carving out time to relax and enjoy the company of loved ones near and far.  As the year comes to a close, we have much to be thankful for in our profession.  Despite the turmoil and uneasiness surrounding the Election, the commitment of healthcare professionals to our communities and patients hasn't wavered.  Individuals and organizations continue to push the envelope on clinical quality and innovation and for that, I applaud you.  For all of the negative press and harsh words on social media, I think you would agree that the vast majority of individuals we have the privilege of working with are noble, righteous, gifted, and compassionate.  I have heard so many stories this year of healthcare institutions and individual caregivers creating extraordinary experiences for the patients that have trusted us to provide care.  It is my hope that we as leaders can continue to foster that spirit and continue to make a difference in the Tidewater region.

HCAT has had a tremendous year in 2016.  Being awarded with a Chapter of Merit award from ACHE was certainly a highlight.  The programs committee put together an incredible year of programs with some really top notch speakers and our membership committee was out in full force recruiting new members and encouraging folks to go for their Fellow credential.  I want to thank the 2016 Board for all of the work they put into our chapter - they have been a great group to work with.

I'd also like to congratulate Maria Kronenburg, Immediate Past President of HCAT for being recognized with a ACHE Service Award and CDR Lonnie Hosea for being recognized with and ACHE Distinguished Service Award.  Both of these individuals have given many hours of service to ACHE and local chapters throughout their careers and I want to publicly thank them for their contributions.

Finally, I'd like to thank Sam Kern, incoming President of HCAT.  Sam joined our leadership group as our Programs Chair this year and quickly rose to higher levels of leadership with the relocation of several of our officers.  She brings a contagious enthusiasm and will serve our chapter well as our next president.

Best Wishes for a Wonderful 2017,

Eric M. Young, MHA, FACHE
HCAT President


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Save the Date for the 2017 Congress on Healthcare Leadership

The American College of Healthcare Executives’ Congress on Healthcare Leadership brings you the best in professional development, opportunities to network with and learn from peers, and the latest information to enhance your career and address your organization's challenges in innovative ways. The 2017 Congress on Healthcare Leadership, “Discovering Possibilities & Opportunities,” will be held March 27–30 at the Hilton Chicago/Palmer House Hilton.

Join us in 2017 and be part of this dynamic, energizing event that draws the top healthcare leaders from across the nation and around the world.

This premier healthcare leadership event provides:

  • Access to more than 150 cutting-edge professional development sessions
  • Networking opportunities with more than 4,200 professionals from around the globe
  • Innovative solutions from the nation's top thought leaders
  • The latest tools and techniques designed to enhance your career

The opening date for Congress 2017 registration and to reserve hotel accommodations was Nov. 16.


2017 Programming Committee

Samantha Kern, Programs Committee Chair, Michele Carroll, Chernelle Hill, Kelly Brown, Tyrone Davis, Mandi Smith

The 2017 HCAT Events Calendar is in production. Please send any suggestions for topics, networking, or community events to Michele Carroll, 2017 Program Committee Chair (mgcarro1@sentara.com)  



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